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Verstappen most likely to win world title: 'He stays cool'

Verstappen most likely to win world title: 'He stays cool'

06-12-2021 13:26 Last update: 15:45


Max Verstappen will fight for the world title at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend. Where many Formula 1 experts give a good chance to Lewis Hamilton, Giedo van der Garde thinks that Verstappen will win the world championship.

Verstappen had a theoretical chance to grab the world title in Saudi Arabia, but that proved unattainable for the Dutchman. The world championship leader had to settle for second place, while Hamilton was on the top step of the podium afterward.

Despite Verstappen's disappointment, Van der Garde believes the Dutchman has the best chance of taking the top prize in Abu Dhabi. "I know Max. He's been fighting for the title all year and he stays cool," the former Formula 1 driver told NOS. "He's going to take it."

Past performance of Verstappen gives confidence

Van der Garde expects Verstappen to perform strongly in Abu Dhabi. "He won there last year. And you saw in Mexico: if you have won somewhere you go there with confidence." The race in the Netherlands would also provide confidence, according to the analyst. "We saw the race in Zandvoort. So many people came especially for him. He started on pole position, won the race and made no mistakes."

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